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UK police arrest boyfriend over slaying of 'Eastenders' actress, children

Associated Press Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:36 Last update: about 5 years ago

British police say they have arrested a man wanted over the slaying of a British actress and her two children after he returned to London from Ghana.

The Metropolitan Police force says detectives detained Arthur Simpson-Kent at Heathrow Airport early Friday on suspicion of murdering his partner Sian Blake and her children, 8-year-old Zachary and 4-year-old Amon.

Ghanaian police arrested the 48-year-old Jan. 9 in the western coastal town of Butre. He did not fight extradition, agreeing to be sent back to Britain.

He fled to Ghana after speaking to detectives in Britain on Dec. 16 about Blake and the children, who had been reported missing. Their bodies were found in the yard of their London home in January.

Blake, 43, appeared in the long-running soap opera "EastEnders" in 1996-1997.



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